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Flora Australiensis - Volume 4, Stylidieae to Pedalineae: A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Flora Australiensis Volume: 4

By: George Bentham and Ferdinand von Mueller

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2011 | #194250 | ISBN-13: 9781108037419
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection

George Bentham (1800-84) was one of Britain's most influential botanists, whose own collection of plant specimens numbered more than 100,000. Although he donated his herbarium to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1854, he continued to make significant contributions to the field, including this exhaustive, seven-volume work detailing the plant life of Australia, which was published from 1863 to 1878. It was part of a series of works commissioned by the British government to document the flora in its colonies. Using the extensive numbers of specimens at Kew - and with the help of Ferdinand Mueller (1825-96), a German botanist in Australia - Bentham was able to compile descriptions of more than 8,000 species of Australian plants, making these volumes the first completed compendium of the flora of any large continental area.

Volume 4, published in 1869, describes 26 orders of dicotyledon flora in the subclass monopetalae.


Conspectus of the orders

Order LXIII. Stylidieae
Order LXIV. Goodenovieae
Order LXV. Campanulaceae
Order LXVI. Ericaceae
Order LXVII. Epacrideae
Order LXVIII. Plumbagineae
Order LXIX. Primulaceae
Order LXX. Myrsineae
Order LXXI. Sapotaceae
Order LXXII. Ebenaceae
Order LXXIII. Styracaceae
Order LXXIV. Jasmineae
Order LXXV. Apocyneae
Order LXXVI. Asclepiadeae
Order LXXVII. Loganiaceae
Order LXXVIII. Gentianeae
Order LXXIX. Hydrophyllaceae
Order LXXX. Boragineae
Order LXXXI. Convolvulaceae
Order LXXXII. Solaneae
Order LXXXIII. Schrophularineae
Order LXXXIV. Lentibularieae
Order LXXXV. Orobanchaceae
Order LXXXVI. Gesneriaeceae
Order LXXXVII. Bignoniaceae
Order LXXXVIII. Acanthaceae
Order LXXXIX. Pedalineae


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